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cinammon buns
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Soft Cinnamon Buns

These are going to be on my Christmas brunch menu – and maybe every brunch menu after that! These cinnamon buns are pillow soft and irresistibly buttery with just the right amount of sweet, cinnamon goodness. The bread is easy to make, and is the base of quite a few of my favourite bun recipes.

Filipino BBQ chicken
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Filipino BBQ Chicken

Filipino BBQ is delicious – and as a recipe its simplicity is amazing. And I’m sure there are as many recipes for the marinade as there are people who love it. Most of the time, pork cubes are marinated in a combination of garlic, ketchup, soy sauce and vinegar (with the occasional secret ingredient of …

baked empanadas
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Baked Filipino Empanada

Filipino empanadas are somewhat nostalgic for me. I remember picking them up from a fast food restaurant in a double paper bag that quickly grew translucent with oil. Then, I learned how to make them from my mother and father, but we prefer to bake the empanadas with an egg wash rather than deep-fry them. …

garlic buns
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Garlic Buns

There’s something very comforting about freshly baked bread, and this recipe is one of my all time favourites.  Based on a Filipino recipe for savoury snack buns (ensaymada), this roll is pillowy soft and buttery with the sharpness of garlic.  This is probably the closest you’ll get to melt-in-the-mouth bread.

papparoti
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Papparoti

What better way to resurrect my blog than to start with a recipe for the newest craze in sweets to hit Canada, Papparoti! But unless you are fortunate enough to live in Vancouver (www.papparoti.ca), you’re faced with an expensive trip to the West Coast or … kitchen experiments. With two kids under two, I opted …